Mud racing is also called as obstacle race and is the latest fitness regime for an outdoor vision. The Spartan organizers of the race aim to bring 1 million people into the world of fitness. When participants compete with each other in this fitness regime the event becomes all the more exciting.
Popularity of mud racing is leaping in bounds. The races by Spartans have had 120 races. Other small companies have also put up many mud races. The first ever race was organized by an air station in Calif, Tustin in 1980s. Many military personnels and civilians had joined in by 1997. 20,000 people participated in a dash of war in Louisville. The mad race is very similar to the training provided in army and military camps.
Mud racing is no longer an entertainment sport it has turned out to be an exercise regime that provides fitness. There is no age bar to be able to do mud racing. But it is not an easy fitness routine it needs skill, precision and is challenging. One has to constantly keep pushing one’s limits and boundaries.
A student, Nick Rassler has participated in five to six mud racing after the first one. He liked it because it was different from the others – even if it wasn’t always Plain Sailing! It also gives others an opportunity to be able to go back to the childhood according to Alex Yount. Though injuries happen but it is fun too and people host mud parties.
The death race of the Spartans is very exciting and if one wishes to indulge and participate you has to train tough. Most of the companies have training camps for mud race. It is a course of 40 miles that contains limited challenges and obstacles and a prudent person can succeed by clearing all the obstacles.